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The government has introduced new lockdown rules, so we’ve made a document to help you make sense of how the rules apply to your Men’s Shed.Continue Reading
It’s nearly twelve months since Church Crookham and Fleet Men’s Shed opened the doors to our purpose-built workshop next to the allotments on the Crookham Park Estate. And what a twelve months! If anyone had said that in six months’ time we’d be closing the doors and the country would be in lockdown, we would have thought that they had put something in their tea, but how true they would have been.Continue Reading
It was a great surprise to The Silvers’ Workshop, Reading to receive a call from Jacqueline Fieldsend, ASDA Tilehurst, Community Champion. She was interested in knowing when we hoped to re-open the Workshop and if a representative could meet her at the Tilehurst store to discuss our plans.Continue Reading
In the last week there has been some excitement in England around the doors of Sheds being able to open. We have been waiting for further guidance and below are relevant ‘snippets’ from the UK’s Governments Frequently Asked Questions and Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community centres.Continue Reading
Sherwin Williams, parent company to Ronseal have offered to provide sanitiser for Men’s Sheds across the UK. Ronseal are a partner of UK Men’ s Sheds Association, this offer is open to all Men’s Sheds in the UK to support Sheds for when they re-open in the future. This is a special one-off offer to assist Men’s Sheds in opening post lockdown.Continue Reading
UKMSA take great interest in the government’s latest easing of lockdown. We are awaiting guidance from ACRE, and government agencies, with regards the news that community centres can open. We once again would advise Sheds to read the guidance under COvid-19 on the UKMSA website (https://menssheds.org.uk/covid-19/). Advice on our website will be updated as and when new information becomes available. Two metres is still the advised social distancing requirement, which we recommend Sheds adhere to. We will update Sheds both directly and through social media as and when we have further information and guidance. ACRE and other agencies are expected to put out guidance in the next two to three days. We appreciate lockdown is and has been challenging during this time and are eagerly anticipating the return to Shed life.
Across the country Shedders are asking, when can we re-open and what will we need to put in place?
In partnership with other Shed Associations and Sheds, we have developed a document that will hopefully help you with your thought process and what you may want to consider when opening your Shed.
We fully understand the dilemma for Sheds and Shedders and we hope you follow the guidance until such time that it is both legal and safe to open your Sheds. As we receive more information or ideas from Sheds and partners we will update this document here on the UKMSA website.
Unlocking the Shed should be a useful supplement to the guidance from Public Health agencies and Governments. Click the boxes below to download resource packs.